Tony Y. Lai, D.O.

Medical Education

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center 2015-2019

Board Certification

  • ACGME Board Eligible for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Dr. Tony Lai is originally from Katy, Texas. He graduated from Seven Lakes High School before pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. Hook ’em! After that, he moved to Fort Worth to attend medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Following medical school, he went to residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas for physical medicine and rehabilitation, a field that focuses on improving functional ability regardless of the diagnosis. He then pursued additional fellowship training at UT Southwestern in interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine.

Dr. Lai specializes in non-surgical treatments for spine and joint pain, offering a wide range of fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided procedures including peripheral joint injections, epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks and ablations, basivertebral nerve ablations, spinal cord stimulation trials, vertebral body augmentation, and more. He is also trained in electrodiagnostic testing to evaluate nerve damage that causes numbness, weakness, or pain. Dr. Lai focuses on helping patients understand their pain and providing treatment options. His ultimate goal is to improve their quality of life, enabling them to return to their active lifestyles.

Tony loves spending time with his wife, Emily, and their daughter outside of work. They enjoy outdoor activities, swimming, and the challenges of golf. His family keeps him grounded and inspires him to be a better person. In return, he hopes to take them on adventures and explore the world.

Fellowship, Residency, & Internships

    • Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern 2023-2024
    • Baylor University Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, Chief Resident 2020-2023
    • Loyola Medicine at MacNeal Hospital, Internship 2019-2020

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